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attack which threw the inhabitants into a state of trembling.
On that day, they fought until the evening and captured every
entrenchment during the night. At night, after a parley, the
governor of the fort came down from the citadel, desiring
safety; and having tendered his submission, gave horses and
wealth (to the victors). The soldiers having rested in that
fort for some time returned in triumph to Sagar to the king
raising the dust to the summit of atmosphere. They presented
the booty together with the commandant of the fort of
Karaichur to the king, who being greatly pleased with the
success of the enterprise rewarded them in a suitable manner.

i FutnJi-Uf-Sala{in, pp. 551-2.

23.   'ALA-UD-DIN BAHMAN SHAH I AND KHAIPRAS,
THE STARTING OF THE KING FROM SAGAR TO MANDHOL ; AND THE
COLLECTION OF TRIBUTE FROM KHAIPRAS AND OTHER ENEMIES.
The next day, when this blue dome gave out from its
mouth the disc of gold (the sun), the king of kings marched from
the city of Sagar, the dust gradually going up to the sky. He
marched the soldiers quickly to Kemba and gaUopped his
horse for winning victory. When Khaipras heard of this news,
he jumped like a bird in the cage. He was afraid that he
might be besieged for the second time and he paid money
and saved his fort from destruction. He sent (to the
king) messengers with horses and wealth, and saved his head
from ruin. He wrote like a helpless man a letter in which he
swore (loyalty) upon idols and temples (and said):
" I am the slave of the slaves of the king ; and I am
acquainted with his victorious sword. As I have committed
much sin already, I have not come to kiss the royal feet. I
am afraid that the anger of the devil-binding king will cast
me into the fire like the seeds of henna. If the king forgives
all my faults, I am sending to him the tribute of two year*.
If the fear of my mind is despelled by the favour of the
then I will kiss his feet "